From a simple cleaning to a comprehensive exam, Lowery Dental has got you covered. We focus on preventive dentistry so your smile will look and feel fantastic far into the future. We use state-of-the-art technology and innovative dental practices to keep your mouth healthy and happy.
During your initial visit to our office, you’ll undergo a comprehensive exam which will assess your current oral health and any treatment plans necessary to make your mouth as healthy as possible. We perform an oral cancer screening, x-rays, and check for any existing conditions, and the health of existing restorations. We want you to feel confident about the future of your smile.
We manually screen our patients for oral cancer, as early diagnosis can be lifesaving. Patients who use tobacco and alcohol products are at a greater risk of developing oral cancer, but the disease is not limited to these patients alone. That’s why it’s important that everyone get screened for precancerous, cancerous, or abnormal oral tissue.
We take high resolution digital and panoramic x-rays which give us the best view of your bones and your jaw. We easily share our images with you, which makes discussions about development, treatment, and diagnosis simpler and more effective. We also use the CariVu system which allows us to identify fractures and areas in the tooth that are vulnerable to cavities using special light. By using this technology, we are able to get a full view of your jaw, teeth, and bite, while exposing you to less radiation than traditional x-rays.
Through the use of wave technology, DIAGNOdent can diagnose decayed tooth enamel before it is visible on an x-ray. DIAGNOdent is a key component of preventive dentistry, and can help you avoid unnecessary damage to your teeth.
If you want to know what the dentist sees, intraoral cameras are the perfect way to get the “Doctor’s eye view” of your mouth. These cameras can pinpoint small cracks and other problems before they begin to wreak havoc on your mouth. We can help you take control of your dental decisions with intraoral cameras and preventive dentistry.
Soft tissue laser treatments are essential to preventive dental care, as they are an excellent alternative to cutting and contouring. Patients can relax easier and be more comfortable during a procedure with soft tissue lasers, since there’s no drilling and minimal anesthesia required. Soft tissue lasers promote healing, so we also use the therapy for the treatment of cold sores and for frenectomies. Frenectomies are a procedure that addresses the frenulum, or the fold of skin that attaches your top lip to your upper gum–sometimes the frenulum contributes to gapped front teeth.
Visiting our hygienist regularly and good home care will keep your smile bright and healthy. Regular cleanings are essential to maintain great oral health. We use Piezo and Cavitron ultrasonic scalers, as well as computerized probing to deep clean your mouth and remove plaque and tartar buildup. Visit us every six months for a professional cleaning to keep your mouth looking and feeling great.
Gum disease (also known as Periodontal Disease) is a common cause of tooth loss in adults. Plaque builds up around the gum line, and simple brushing doesn’t always remove it. As part of our periodontal therapy, we offer our patients a chlorhexidine rinse, which reduces plaque and fights bacteria. The rinse also promotes gum tissue regeneration and oral healing.
Fluoride is a great solution for sensitive teeth. Sensitivity is caused by holes in the enamel, and applying fluoride topically helps to lessen decay and restores minerals to the enamel. In our practice, children receive special fluoride treatments at every visit, and adults may opt to have them as needed.
Nighttime grinders and those who play sports benefit from mouthguard protection. We create custom mouthguards to ensure a comfortable fit on the field or during sleep. Nightguards shield against extra wear and may alleviate jaw and muscle pain.
Sometimes, a visit to the dentist may cause a little anxiety. In every aspect of our practice, we strive to make you as comfortable as possible. If you’re nervous about your visit, we have options to help you relax. We offer nitrous oxide to help ease anxiety and increase relaxation.
For patients who suffer from Temporomandibular Jaw Disorder, our dentists believe in using centric relation therapy to properly align the jaw and relieve discomfort. We use splints to help position the jaw correctly and comfortably.